Retirement Blog

The Retirement Blog approaches the subject the way Gladys Kravitz from the old sitcom “Bewitched” might -- by poking a finger through the blinds, hoping to figure it all out, even the bewildering parts. The blog focuses on the financial issues that ordinary retirees might encounter, with an emphasis on topics like managing 401(k)s, IRAs, Social Security, Medicare and the rapidly disappearing old-fashioned pensions. Even if you have a couple of million bucks in the bank, you might find useful information here, but mostly we try to keep average folks up to date on what it takes to retire comfortably. See the latest Retirement Blog posts below.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 3:39 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is publishing guides to help family fiduciaries act in the best interest of their loved ones. Its new guide is geared to Virginians.

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Monday, August 17, 2015 5:26 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

These consumer benefits can help you make the most of your retirement years.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 3:47 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Workers 50 and older make up a large part of the workforce, but job hunting at that age can be painful.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 3:23 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Social Security is an octogenarian and ready for more than just a face-lift.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015 3:34 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Without a fix, Social Security Disability Insurance will face cuts. You may not care now, but the odds are good that someday the program will be important to you.

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Monday, August 10, 2015 4:06 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Retire in one of these places if you want comfort and security, not glamour.

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Thursday, August 6, 2015 1:25 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Providing support for adult children or older family members isn’t cheap. Keep a lid on it.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015 2:19 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Student loans aren’t forever. If your income is low, you can apply to have your loan discharged after 20-25 years of payments.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 4:50 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A high-deductible health plan with a health savings account can help fund your retirement health care.

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Monday, August 3, 2015 4:09 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Living well is the best revenge. Plan to make it happen.

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